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T-spec 12-10-2003 04:37 AM

Whats the widest wheel you can put
 
on an a 4door E36 without having the wheel rub, I need at least a 17x8" rim, any ideas, anyone with rims with these dimensions selling their rims, looking for lightweight rims, any links/hookups would be appreciated*th-up*

EMPOWERD 12-10-2003 05:24 AM

I'm assuming you're talking about tires on a 17"x 8" rim?

I've seen a 255/40 ZR17 tire on the stock M3 wheels (my dad's M3 actually) and it worked fine, but his car wasn't lowered. If you keep ride height stock, that'll work. The only clearence issue will be the muffler.... it rubbed a bit on my dad's stock muffler under hard right corners. he then upgraded to a Brullen cat back.

T-spec 12-10-2003 06:04 AM

In my case the car will be lowered with coilovers, so I need to know what is the widest wheel/tire I can stuff under the wheel wells.

SickFinga 12-10-2003 08:08 AM

T-Spec, you got skills with metal, just do what SuperM3 done.
Just pull your fenders out.(not rolling)

I got 17x8.5 on the back. stock rims

WASABI 12-10-2003 01:43 PM

Are you considering staggered setup for the track? I've heard 235 all around is the best setup.

tiestoE36 12-10-2003 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by WASABI
Are you considering staggered setup for the track? I've heard 235 all around is the best setup.
this is the second time hearing this, someone on DTMpower said that a stagered set up promotes understeer.:confused:

SickFinga 12-10-2003 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by tiestoE36
this is the second time hearing this, someone on DTMpower said that a stagered set up promotes understeer.:confused:
Of course wider tires on the back would cause understeer.
wider tires more grip, so if you got wider tires on the back and small on the front you'll get understeer.

95 M3 came with 225 all around.
in 97 BMW changed the setup to 225 on the front and 245 on the back to make a car more neutral.

T-spec 12-10-2003 07:48 PM

Pull my fenders out, I have no idea how to do that, neverheard of it before.

I'm not planning to stagger the setup.

Thanks for the info guys, I think I know which way I'm gonna go now.*th-up*

AndreNY 12-10-2003 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by T-spec
Pull my fenders out, I have no idea how to do that, neverheard of it before.

I'm not planning to stagger the setup.

Thanks for the info guys, I think I know which way I'm gonna go now.*th-up*

you should be more then fine then, if you were looking to go very wide, you would have to have a good body shop roll and pull the $hit out of your fenders, but that's only if u planed on going 11 or 12" wide

t.o.bimmer 12-11-2003 04:40 PM

can wheels that are 18" * 8.5" fit on an e36 without rubbing?

EMPOWERD 12-11-2003 05:01 PM

guys, wheels don't rub with a proper offset. Unless they're stupid wide like 11"+ the only problem is tire rub. Thinair's car had 19"x 9" wheels on slightly rolled fenders... the proper offset is required and a thiner tire (235 section width).

t.o.bimmer 12-12-2003 08:40 AM

BUt if i got 18 * 85 with an offset of 30
would my tires rub?

AndreNY 12-12-2003 01:38 PM

as randy said it all depends on teh offset of the wheel. but like i said before if u wanna go wide like this guy 18X11 you must use a shorter tire and pull the fenders

https://www.evolutionsports.com/imag...ery/w_8821.jpg

EMPOWERD 12-12-2003 02:45 PM

That cabrio's plate says "BMW M3" but the dashboard says '92-'93 non-airbag (non-///M).

motor transplant?

Soldo 12-12-2003 03:40 PM

I had 255's in the rear when i bought my M rims, and i only had rubbing issues under HARD cornering, or when i had 5 people in th car (But my car was dumped too). So it really only matters about the TIRES you use, i obviously had to change the tire, cause 255's are MUCH to wide for a lowered 4 dr. (unless the fenders are rolled), but thats the widest i've seen!
Now i have the front and ONE rear tire with 205/60/15 and one rear as 185/55/15 as my winter setup, i handle like a LAMBO NOWWWW!
But my summer setup is 235's all the way around!
IMO the best thing to do!


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